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Janin Family Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains the papers relating to the lives and activities of various members of the Blair, Croghan, Janin, and Jesup families, chiefly extending from New Orleans lawyer and businessman Albert Covington Janin and his wife, Washington, D.C., socialite Violet (Blair) Janin, with the bulk of the collection dating between 1850-1930. Subject matter in the collection includes: politics and government and society and customs in Washington, D.C., and Louisiana; Blair House (Washington, D.C.); land titles in Indiana Territory, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Missouri; the Ocean Canal and Transportation Company; and the history of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, from 1839 until 1932.
Background
The families of lawyer and businessman Albert Covington Janin (1843-1928) and socialite Violet (Blair) Janin (1848-1933) included members of the prominent Blair, Croghan, Janin, and Jesup families, chiefly located in New Orleans, Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; Kentucky; and San Francisco, California.
Extent
23,699 pieces in 71 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.